EASA Safety Bulletin – Flight Ops Tel Aviv, Israel

Flight Operations to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) FDC 4/3630 

“Security Israel Potentially Hazardous Situation – Israel Airspace” issued on 22 July 2014.

National Aviation Authorities and aircraft operators.

Due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, the FAA issued NOTAM FDC 4/3630 prohibiting all flight operations to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (LLBG) for U.S. aircraft operators.

The Agency draws the aviation community’s attention to the possible existence of serious risks to the safety of international civil flights and the consequent airspace restrictions implemented.

National Aviation Authorities should ensure that all aircraft operators are aware of the following information:

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) strongly recommends airspace users to refrain from operating to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (LLBG).

In addition, EASA recommends to review and consider the current security threat as well as any available information and all relevant NOTAMs.

EASA will monitor the situation and advise on any update as the situation develops.

For further information contact the Safety Information Section, Executive Directorate, EASA. E-mail: ADs@easa.europa.eu.

Anna Roffey

BPTC Grad.

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